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Archaic Horizon Records

Archaic Horizon is an electronic music netlabel, formed to promote and distribute the work of independent musicians.

Music distributed by Archaic Horizon largely falls into the ambient, downtempo and experimental genres; but with our focus primarily on thoughtful, melancholic and nostalgic themes, we are open to the entire range of current and past styles.

All our releases, each protected by a Creative Commons license, can be played online or downloaded for free.

This project is run by Scott Smith (Los Angeles, United States) and Dan Bettles (Bognor Regis, England); together we have cultivated Archaic Horizon into its current form.

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We love discovering new music, and we'd be happy to release your music if we like what we hear. If you'd like to share your music with us and are interested in releasing on Archaic Horizon then please get in touch.

Our time is limited, so the more attractive your application and the more committed you are to the label, the more likely you'll get noticed. In addition to links to your tracks, please include a little information about yourself and your work—such as details of your methods, influences, etc.

Contribute

We are always trying to evolve and expand, but our time and resources are limited. If you are an artist, musician, writer, designer, programmer, or other talented individual and would like to contribute to our project then please get in touch; we are open to ideas and love collaborating to progress the project.

You can also help by making a small donation to help with our hosting costs.

We suggest you also consider supporting Internet Archive who host our media and, more generally, provide a great service to the wider netlabel community.

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by Orange Crush
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Orange Crush's late autumn release, *The Fields*, will frequent our ears through winter. His warm, whispering melodies and adaptive percussive beats are weathered and worn yet enduring. Located in Norway, Karl Endreson intuitively routes our senses to the memories of autumn, signaling us to observe and uphold the beauty of our natural world. This near hour-long release has shifted the seasons and presents a spacious realm for us dreamers to roam. *The Fields* can be described as a movement...
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Topics: nostalgic, hazy, lo-fi, rich, thick, lush, melodic
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by Corwin Trails
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We welcome everyone into the new year with Corwin Trails' self-titled EP release. His crafty mixture of down-tempo and cut up vocals, creates obscure narratives that are embraced by tones rich in timbre. Corwin Trails is an odd mixture of ambient down-tempo with storytelling. This self-titled EP release from Samuel Vandiver incorporates a narrative element in each track that is blanketed with rich, smooth melodic phrases. Buried underneath these surreal landscapes are cut up samples of anything...
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Topics: lush, thematic, nostalgic, jolly, youthful, sampled, playful, textured, lo-fi
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by GABRIEL
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Good Old Days is a narrative told through layers of loving electronic sounds. Gabriel Kreps fills his latest release with clean analog melodies that enliven and enrich his music. Plan to walk along his reminiscent trails while coloring your thoughts with sunny hues. Currently residing in Pennsylvania, Gabriel Kreps has filled all our nostalgic desires with his newest album "Good old Days". An entertaining recollection through melodic impressions of radiance, compassion, and pleasure...
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Topics: nostalgic, youthful, jolly, pleasures, sampled
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by The Dandelion Council
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Pip Craighead, creator of the Dandelion Council, presents us with the Mysteries of Bioluminescence. A guided tour through our natural world and into even more heavenly realms. Each song is graced by luminescent organisms whose light refracts through the warm ambient tones. Pip Craighead lives in Altadena, California, in close proximity to mountains. This relationship to the natural world has shaped the music of the Dandelion Council. As mysterious and unknown as our world can be, Pip has bent...
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Topics: youthful, playful, nostalgic, silvery, luminescent, crisp, radiant
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by Milieu
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Brian Grainger brings us a collection of unreleased remixes from a diverse family of artists. Each track is reinvented in Milieu's style creating a strong commonality between the various artists. Wasted Magic in the Sound cohesively bonds thirteen different artists together in thirteen Milieu mixed tracks. Brian Grainger applies his distinctive style and reinterprets each song accordingly resulting in a well rounded and entertaining release. A slightly mischievous remix of Electricwest's...
Topics: hazy, heavy, mysterious, urban, pop, lo-fi
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by Peter James
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Our first release is an ambient journey through the earthly landscapes created by Peter James. Drift along his beautiful, yet eerie, paths that will push you into a natural world that most have never seen. This first offering, from UK-based ambient artist Peter James, is a small selection of tracks from his debut album, Holding On - Letting Go , in addition to “Flight Of Tears”. This extra track is in the same vein as those on the album and almost acts as a full-stop to the end of that...
Topics: dark, ambient, gloomy, drone, minimal, guitar, solemn
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by Trills
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Wake up early this morning with a slightly tangy punch whipped up by Trills. "Citrus Drop" is the whimsical creation of Jonathan Jindra full of catchy melodies that jump past our synaptic gaps. With slightly glitching beats and energetic analog synths, Trills has created a lively style whose vibrancy is perfect for the early waking hours of the day. As Jonathan Jindra's first release, Citrus Drop stands out with its musical compositions that vividly color outside the lines and...
Topics: playful, melodic, youthful, sunny, upbeat, vibrant
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by Heroines of the U.S.S.R
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It is with great pleasure that we welcome the return of Heroines of the U.S.S.R and present his stunning, second release for Archaic Horizon, *A Map Of Lost Causes*. Despite being recorded less than a year after [*Spring Snow*](http://archaichorizon.com/releases/AH023), during Winter ’08 and Spring ’09, the two releases are – literally – worlds apart. *A Map Of Lost Causes* tells the mysterious tale of a forgotten continent and the strange people who dwell there, and is loosely based on...
Topics: mysterious, strange, crystalline, visual, soundtrack, deep, vivid, magical, elemental
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by Nik Snake F
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We gladly present Nik Snake F’s self-titled release with its emotive ambient soundscapes and sometimes-tense glitching sonics as our latest release. It’s a diverse series of songs that have some wonderfully unexpected moments. Nik Snake F’s self-titled release begins abruptly with a rambling jumble of looped murmurs and indistinct transmissions in the song “Clouds they, trembling, float by”. Anxious and bustling, Nik sets a tense tone that is balanced by restrained atmospheric swells....
Topics: emotive, tense, glitchy, indistinct, bustling, atmospheric, chilled
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by Galaktlan
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*Second Memory* by accomplished artist Galaktlan is warm and mellow, and classic Archaic Horizon in every way. Its polished retro sound has been expertly crafted using a variety of analog and digital instruments, and offers a pleasing listening experience time and time again. Galaktlan’s retro-futuristic rocket ship, *Second Memory*, takes us on a journey through *inner* space, providing glimpses of long-past and well-loved times. The warmth of feelings is brilliantly kindled by other-worldly...
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Topics: warm, mellow, retro, vintage, analog, sci-fi, balanced
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by Sarin Sunday
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We're starting off the summer with Sarin Sunday's "The Lonely Hike", a contemplative walk through retro synths and full-bodied downtempo beats. Enriched with vocal samples and field recordings the release is heavily layered guaranteeing a lasting listen. Expressing a reflection of the past and a direction for the future, "The Lonely Hike" evokes complex narratives almost purely through sonic compositions. The creator of Sarin Sunday, Seth Haley from New York, demonstrates...
Topics: heavy, raw
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by Sora Shima
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"Distancing" by Sora Shima places us in an ambiguous atmosphere where the vast, expansive horizon looms overhead. Slowly we will be immersed by the delicate beauty of his sonic waves alleviating all apprehensiveness. "Distancing" is a solo project produced by Jason Lurman under the Sora Shima moniker he shares with Gavin McDermott, Adam Fulton and Rob Shirlow. The four-song EP alludes to a beautiful naturalistic setting free from any disrupting inhabitants. Yet all of the...
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Topics: solemn, drone, gloomy, ambient, textured, wandering, flowing, minimal
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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*ANTARCTICA*, by Argentinian duo The Cherry Blues Project, exposes the fearful interior of a dark and complex machine, alive with the chattering of electrical activity and resonance of industry, and witness to the muted sounds of the outside world. The Cherry Blues Project introduce their own work: > The Cherry Blues Project was formed in July 2001 by “Blues”. His first recordings came from radio waves and were captured on tape. He found some preachers on the radio and they got mixed...
Topics: fearful, dark, cold
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by Statedlife
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Realized through the dreams of Matt Guilbeau, Statedlife brings us closer to self-actualization with powerful and emotional melodies. Harmonies flow in uplifting movements and optimistically color picturesque soundscapes. Bay area artist Matt Guilbeau withholds a vision of peaceful tranquility led by his passionate love of all existence. He strives to speak out against all things that stem from hatred by creating powerfully optimistic music. "Future Dream" embodies these goals and at...
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Topics: day-dream, silvery, melodic, joyful
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by Pixelgypsy
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The stars and the emptiness between will never have seemed so unsettling as they do after listening to *Perpetual Motion*. While the music instills a sense of wonder and curiosity with all things beyond the exosphere, Pixelgypsy has us looking up and listening for something not of this terrestrial origin, and worried we’ve found it. Throughout our search, the stillness of Pixelgypsy’s music puts us at odds as we realize our rapid trajectory through space in spinning, orbiting, and spiraling...
Topics: unsettling, wonder, curiosity, beyond, stillness, alien, sci-fi
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by Loafeye
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To satisfy our love for melodic down-tempo we are glad to present our latest release, "Drinking Rosewater" by Loafeye. His multi-layered sound is distinctive and mysterious yet a comforting listen. Loafeye's unique style is clearly present through "Drinking Rosewater". Punchy electronic beats define his sound while melodies lightly reverberate and accent mysterious tones. The title track is a hallmark of Loafeye's sound with its eerie melody that seems to glide across a...
Topics: hazy, nostalgic, mellow
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by Melorman
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Melorman's 'Expressing Thoughts' is a short melodious three track EP perfect for a rainy spring day. He renders a melancholy mood through melody and granular ambience that is complemented with soft fractured beats. Based in Athens, Melorman is the moniker of Antonis Haniotakis. The EP is a tranquil expression of resonant melodies and chilled beats. Emphasizing an expansive aural environment, Melorman's synths orbit around a stereofield enriched with granular ambience and soft, fragmented...
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Topics: soft, light, melodic, silvery, thoughtful, solemn
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by Domingo Blanco
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[há metafísica bastante na realidade] is the work of Bianca Zampier from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is a collection of short, largely guitar-based, drones. Whilst the modern guitar sounds are unmistakable at times, Bianca nonetheless creates dense, melancholic soundscapes using distortion and reverb that have a desolate, old-world feel to them. The deep reverb sweeps through the scene, obscuring our view of a grandiose past, a once vital landscape, now ruinous and decayed… More familiar...
Topics: guitar, drone, dense, melancholic, distortion, reverb, desolate, old-world
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by Corwin Trails
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For the past few months we’ve been collaborating with Samuel Vandiver of Corwin Trails to help bring his latest release, ‘93EP , to the stage. Since he was one of the first artists to appear on Archaic Horizon, we are especially pleased that he returns with such a captivating and beautifully-made album. A focus on brevity, on moments in time, has enabled the exploration and development of the details; the result is an intricately-woven and spirited release that will see you reaching for the...
Topics: 1993, VHS, vignettes, home video, cinematic, narrative, nostalgic, RGB, lo-fi
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by Gemini Tri
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*Mirror*, by Russian artist Gemini Tri, is a collection of beautiful melancholic songs that explore the irrevocable separation of past from present, and the continued struggles of existence. Rather fortuitously, this landmark 50th release—eight years since our inception—harks back to our own past, delivering the kind of decayed loops, echoey arpeggios and heady atmospheres that came to define Archaic Horizon’s signature sound. In his first outing as Gemini Tri, Denis Piryazev demonstrates...
Topics: melancholic, daydream, troubled, mysterious, nostalgic, glitchy, contemplative, dream pop,...
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by Hills West
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Glare, the latest release from Hills West, penetrates a world flooded in light. Warm, lush synths are evocative of a summer afternoon and nostalgic, soft, tones are carefully modulated in and out of consciousness. Hills West is the solo project of Tom Carey Jr. produced in one of the last remotely wooded areas of Long Island, New York. Glare touches on many different feelings yet overall the album seems reminiscent of a youthful time. Starting off the album with "Sonsun" immediately...
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Topics: hazy, mellow, solemn, light, ambient, wavering, vibrant
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by Michaël Bijker
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This time around we’re delighted to present a release brimming with optimistic vibes. Michaël Bijker’s *Ways to Travel* takes us on a rolling, lucid adventure through immersive worldly atmospheres. This is a welcome, uplifting addition that beautifully sets us up for the coming summer. Setting the stage for the sonics to come, “Clear Mind Motions” aptly begins our adventurous travels with a calming arpeggio that alleviates any prevailing anxieties. Surrounded by sparkling cymbals,...
Topics: feel-good, joyful, lively, flowing, fluid, immersive, laid-back, gentle, calm, humanistic,...
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by Renu
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Renu has greeted us with his latest release "Hello How are You" which delivers beautiful melodic electronica with an urban twist. Deep bass, hard beats, and chilled melodies are a reoccurring characteristic of his sound. Reza Nugraha, the name behind Renu, was born and raised in Indonesia and now resides in California. His bold style is evident in "Hello How Are You" and displays a strong hip-hop influence. With heavy, rhythmic beats layered atop warm synths Renu easily...
Topics: playful, mellow, lo-fi
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by Lithium Enchantment
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Analog delights brought to you in its purest unfiltered form for a crisp freshness. "Lithium Enchantment" is a mood stabilizing mixture of melodic electronica that touches upon retro psychedelic sounds. Lithium Enchantment's outerworldy origin is clearly present in his bold and unrestrained use of analog synths. They're interwoven in pure and adventurous harmonies and unravel a retro outlook on the future of mankind. Fueled by sequenced drum synths let this science fiction tale of...
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Topics: retro, analog, vibrant
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by Saturday Index
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Saturday Index presents "Partly Cloudy", featuring three remixes of the title track by such talents as Sarin Sunday, Paramnesic and Milieu. Along with these remixes are four warmly melancholy tracks perfectly themed for a mid fall release. A melancholic and nature-inspired EP from Saturday Index reflects the cooler imagery of early morning skies above tearful trees. Partly Cloudy follows a mellow wavelength capable of inducing deep thought and reasoning. Artist Jedidiah Becker from...
Topics: hazy, melodic, solemn, mellow
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by Track53
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Our tenth release is a short self titled EP from Track53 that boasts a simple yet elegant sound. Frank Dambra creates and transforms the somber waves that run through the veins of each song, but ironically leaves you warm and comfortable in an empty gap between conscious and unconscious thought. Located in Texas, Frank Dambra presents his self titled EP which is a trance inducing movement of sound. Retro synths that float over muffled voices and ambient swells that taper into the depths. The...
Topics: psychedelic, minimal, dizzy, hazy, day-dream
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by Killed By A Word
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This month we welcome another artist into the fold, Killed By A Word. He brings us an interesting little EP with a distinctive flavour: a combination of familiar, universal themes and tasty new ingredients inspired by the artist's exotic origin. Killed By A Word is just one of a number of pseudonyms — see also [Anagramist](http://soundcloud.com/anagramist) and [A Textura From Her Heaven](http://soundcloud.com/a-textura-from-her-heaven) — under which Hassen Daoues, a Tunisian, releases work;...
Topics: exotic, mournful, sorrowful, nostalgic, buoyant
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by Celer
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Will Long and Dani Baquet-Long present their mellow ambience structured by underlying geometry. Beginning with piano sonatas the duo have transformed their sound into wonderful drones and offer a relaxing meditative experience. Celer's "Ariill" was a starting point for the two artists to produce original, melancholic music with a geometric and technical approach, at many times allowing the machines to compose on its own without previous sound examination. Originating from...
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Topics: floaty, drone, flowing, soft, drift, sleepy, minimal
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by The Dandelion Council
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We're thrilled to have back one of our earliest artists and supporters, The Dandelion Council, with a lovely new album that exemplifies his style of lighthearted electronic music. It's sure to be a pleaser, so off we go! With Dream Homes , The Dandelion Council's Pip Craighead seeks to tap into a long-standing personal fascination related to his hometown of Altadena, a small Los Angeles suburb nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains. The central theme of this album is the domestic...
Topics: storybooks, cassettes, nostalgic, vignettes, mystery, exploration
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by Logic Moon
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Logic Moon is Tobias Lorsbach from Germany, and his ambient EP guides us through four distinct sonic locales he terms "gardens". Each of these pastoral spaces appears to examine a different mood on a wider emotional journey. In Polygon Garden EP Tobias Lorsbach sows a scattering of bright plucked strings, vivid glitches, chirps and yelps into a rich ground of droning strings. His mixture of natural recordings with abstract synthetic sounds intermingle to the point where neither seem...
Topics: hollow, ringing, vast, birds, ting
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by Plancky
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Ahoy, Horizoners! Here’s something to start 2014 with a jolt: Plancky’s *Cardiac Cram EP*, a potent mix of creamy dayglow synths, intoxicating beats, and horror-inspired melodies. This searing brew will keep your nerves pierced, and heart pumping, 'til the end. Wasting no time, Plancky lands a big clot in our chest with “Cardiac Cram”. After our blood thins, the track quickly reanimates us into a spin-inducing haze that can only be caused by the concoction of medication dumped into our...
Topics: toxic, potent, creamy, chemical, blistering, jolted, thick, heavy, punched, clotting, wasted,...
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by Naono
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Flowing in sync with the pace of ocean currents or the inner breathing of humans, "Sleepy Pebbles" is imbued with the tranquility inherent in familiarity. Ambient and deep, Naono layers sonic waves with oceanic depths. With an inward flow, Naono's "Sleepy Pebbles" is a solitary ambient album focused on the inner self. It is lonesome yet comforting in its ability to convey a sense of familiarity through quiet and calming sounds. Gradual shifts in pace and beats that whirl...
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Topics: dreamy, melodic, textured, solemn, mellow, oceanic
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by Track53
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When Frank Dambra of Track53 recently reached out of the blue and offered his latest work we couldn’t wait to hear it. Of course it turned out to be incredibly heady and a perfect fit for AH. So here’s Swamp FM with its trippy mix of electronic compositions and jazz piano steeped within an absorbing bog of ambience. Since writing about others music can be such a challenge I asked Frank to possibly elaborate on his process as an artist and if there were any concepts or details he’d like to...
Topics: ambient, piano, jazz, trippy, boundless, heady, restrained
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by Sinkfield
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Sinkfield's "Sun Burned Memories" is a perfect summer day listen with its relaxed laid-back style. The carefree and melodic nature of this EP is warmed with wavering synths and layered ambience. "Sun Burned Memories" is a mellow afternoon of daydreams where Jose Rodriguez has embraced a state of absentmindedness. His preference for thickly layered synths, absorbed with glaring light and muffled with delicate shadows are most knowingly revealed in "doll face" and...
Topics: sunny, hazy, thick, day-dream
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by 2% (deux/pour/cent)
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"Nowcast" from 2% is a six track EP that carries a thick atmospheric sound with hip-hop styled beats that navigate through an airy, ambient climate. Sonics brighten and fade as you drift along side looping samples that amalgamate into long drones. Fusing murky atmospheric ambience to hip-hop inspired beats, the "Nowcast" EP takes off in a stratospheric journey. 2% loops samples into vaporous drones, creating a milky haze for his melodies to refract within, then drops beats...
Topics: urban, mellow, minimal
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by Aeron
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Aeron's self-titled EP is a serene exploration through sound shadowed by a slightly mysterious aura. Ambient and cinematic, the EP seem to make an interesting exploration of personal and external myth. Wyn Evans of the UK brings us this mysterious and concise self-titled EP. Taking a minimalist approach, Aeron - pronounced eye-ron - builds an ambient atmosphere of layered synths that kindle a peaceful energy. Punctuated by punchy kicks, the EP resonates with poetic tones that thread myths...
Topics: minimal, solemn, mysterious, melodic
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by mental health consumer
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In *same places, different times* mental health consumer examines the ups and downs of a troubled psyche. His insights are presented through a rich and satisfying mix of robust beats, ambience, live instruments, intriguing samples and quirky electronic noodling. *same places, different times* is an album that deserves multiple listens. Whilst its variety of forms and colours is immediately gratifying, subsequent listens reveal further emotional and intellectual complexity. For this work appears...
Topics: troubled, varied, deep, uplifting, schizophrenic
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by Electricwest
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We gladly welcome back our friend Electricwest with this reissue of "MOTH3R", previously released as pay-per-download at Rope Swing Cities. Also accompanying this release is "R3MIXES", an additional album of remixes featuring an array of talented artists. After a three track sampler and a pay-per-download release on Rope Swing Cities, Archaic Horizon is re-releasing Electricwest's "MOTH3R" along with a bonus album. "R3MIXES" reinterprets the album's 11...
Topics: dark, urban, mysterious, textured, damaged
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by SEVEN
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We are very pleased to present our 40th release, "Shine", lovingly crafted by Russian artist SEVEN. This generous selection of easy-going beats and heartfelt ambient soundscapes exudes warmth and provides relief at this gloomy time of year. "Shine" is a beautiful and intriguing release, alternating as it does between uplifting and wistful. Superficially at least, the album might be the soundtrack to the artist's, Alexandr Lopatko, ideal summer vacation: happy times spent...
Topics: uplifting, wistful, nostalgic, warm
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by Orange Crush
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As one of the first artists to release here at Archaic Horizon, we are very pleased to welcome the return of Orange Crush. In this follow up he brings us another gem composed of 15 solid tracks of nostalgic downtempo. Orange Crush is the moniker of musician Karl Endreson from Norway and under which he brings us his latest album, "Autumn Reflections". For fans of his previous works, this album won't disappoint: the same beautiful nostalgic melodies, wavering synths, and slow lo-fi...
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Topics: rich, warm, lo-fi, textured, thick, sunny, hazy
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by Celer
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This second offering from Celer is a powerful impression of mankind's adverse effects on the oceans of California. These continuing destructive forces surface through prolonged rich chords that echo and crest like the swells of ocean waves. With a hope from awareness to experience, "Red Seals" encapsulates the effects of the red tide upon the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, as experienced by its composers, Will Long and Dani Baquet-Long. Recorded in late Spring of 2007, in the coastal...
Topics: terrifying, droning, intense, layered, field recording, meditative
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by Ten and Tracer
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We set off into this new decade with a release written nearly a decade prior. Ten and Tracer's "You'll be a Hero Soon, Speaker" comprises the rediscovered songs from an earlier version of his album, "Companion". Jonathan Canupp, the fellow behind the name Ten and Tracer, gives us these previously thought-to-be-lost songs as the album "You'll be a Hero Soon, Speaker". He says they come from one of the best and most transformative periods of his life and reflect a...
Topics: mysterious, hazy, warped
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by Of A Star
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Shying away from the cold, automated complexities of everyday life, Of a Star's album "Finding Gaia" calls us to a simpler state of mind, and reinforces a long-lost spiritual connection with the earth. "Finding Gaia" plays off some of our purest emotions and allows us to step back to see the larger picture of where we stand as human beings on this earth. John Glaunert, the man behind the moniker, recorded nearly the entire album organically, including percussion, vocals,...
Topics: melodic, mellow, warm, thematic
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by Counterspark
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Counterspark is Johnny Utterback from Richmond Virginia, and his "Existence EP" is this year’s first release for Archaic Horizon. Counterspark kindles a gentle warmth and melancholic nostalgia at the heart of each of his pastoral soundscapes. "Existence EP" by Counterspark is filled with a warm, rustic color palette and sun-washed sonic atmospheres, which it aptly captures in the cover art. The EP expresses a delicacy in sonic depth, with subtle layering of sounds that...
Topics: sunny, mellow, melodic, thoughtful
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by Jeph Jerman & Tanner Menard
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Atmospheric drones of the sonic stratosphere make up "The Now Of Sound", a collaborative effort by Tanner Menard and Jeph Jerman. The power of its minimal sonics act as a transformative medium to conscious thought. Jeph Jerman and Tanner Menard both have a unique notion to the world of sound. When meeting in the desserts of Arizona, Tanner discovered the unique philosophies that drive Jeph in his ecological recordings. Jeph in his disinterest in contextualizing sound has found that...
Topics: sleepy, drone, constant, quiet
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by GABRIEL
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GABRIEL returns to Archaic Horizon with a mix by Grim on Mbient, taking songs across four releases and sequencing them into a new narrative. "The Gabriel Sequence" is rich with samples and upbeat melodies rendering a colorful sound. After hearing the "Gathering the Rise" mix, GABRIEL asked Grim on Mbient to create a mix that features some of the best songs from his growing body of work. Songs for the mix were gathered from GABRIEL's four releases which include his album...
Topics: mellow, sampled, melodic, playful, nostalgic
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by David Tagg
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Unveiling a sun-washed surface of tender, fluid tones, David Tagg's "Skin Diagram" delineates sonic forms within an atmosphere of wavering solar drones. The biological motive is fed into these currents, giving his complex tones a soft, kinetic energy. "Skin Diagram" is able to achieve a mesmerizing solar glare, like the bouncing refractions of the sun rays underneath the water, that can transfix its listeners into a quiet serenity. Evoking this imagery with a youthful,...
Topics: deep, sleepy, warm, milky, drone, minimal
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by The Dandelion Council
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"Songs for Little Night Explorers" recreates nostalgic carefree memories of nighttime explorations with a meld of dreamy ambience and brisk IDM beats. Pip Craighead returns to Archaic Horizon with "Songs For Little Night Explorers". As the title suggests, this album is a soundtrack for the adventurous night explorations from a youthful past. Nostalgic, cheerful, and lighthearted sonics along with crisp drum programming characterize the album. Capturing the carefree fleeting...
Topics: playful, upbeat, radiant, luminescent, vibrant
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by Frequent C
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Frequent C's "Broken Sun EP" is a psychedelic exploration of analog synths that flare like heat waves of the sun. These dizzying effects along with field recordings make for a perfect mixture to be absorbed through conscious and unconscious thought. Josh Walund's "Broken Sun EP" is a sonic psychoactive produced through rich stereophonic synths that flow and decay. At many times the EP is dizzying and spinning with psychedelic effects that merge a naturalistic environment...
Topics: hazy, sunny, thick, psychedelic, warped
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by Trills
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Trills returns to Archaic Horizon with his latest work, "Fetal Discoveries". This time, Jonathan Jindra offers thematic imagery rendered through his energetic and unmistakable style. Fluorescent sonics create alluring and vivid impressions. Guided by iridescent synths swirling about an incandescing playground of beats, we are induced into the sonic narrative that is "Fetal Discoveries". Narrated by harmonious melodies and the sounds of psychedelic experimentation, this album...
Topics: lively, playful, thematic
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by Eluder
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Eluder's "Drift" is a four track EP of warm ambient drones that create expansive soundscapes. It is full of dreamy, hazy and wavering tones that make this EP a relaxing listen. Eluder's "Drift" is our latest offering of wavering ambient releases. The EP is comprised of four tracks full of hazy drones, dense textures and milky warmth. "Drift" carries a solemn, and sometimes desolate timbre evoked through its processed and swollen tones. Additionally, a spirituality...
Topics: drone, textured, warm, enveloping, atmospheric
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by Electricwest
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We welcome you into the new year with Electricwest's "Divine de Vice". Mysteries defined through fading tones and soft glitching beats. Included in the mix are seven remixes by various talents. Manifesting an angelic sound through adverse emotions creates a dynamic structure to "Divine de Vice". On the surface lie alluring tangible synths that glaze arduous and mysterious memories. Softly broken beats fringed at the edges skim across this ever fading finish, condensing the...
Topics: urban, dark, solemn, damaged, beaten, secluded
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by Experience. Hold.
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"March Forth" is Drew Donavanik's melancholic reconnection to the memories of his past. Rendered with pixelated synthetic sonics, tarnished melodies and glitching percussions he creates a cohesive bond between wistful nostalgia and present realities. Drew Donavanik reflects upon a broken trail of memories that lead him back through paths of dejection and melancholia into the fonder-spirited times of his past. The melodies of "March Forth" bear brittle edges that have been...
Topics: silvery, vibrant
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by Mental Health Consumer
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Calling all night owls and insomniacs: here’s the soundtrack for your late-night pondering. With “Early Spring Midnight Walks with Us”, Mental Health Consumer delivers an immersive, continuously-mixed record of ambient pads and drones, gently progressing melodies, and field recordings from a night outside. As the hours advance, the environs and moods shift, just as one’s perspective changes when seeing the world turned magical by moonlight, or when making memories on the other side of...
Topics: immersive, continuous, ambient, moonlit, night owl
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by Heroines of the U.S.S.R
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*Spring Snow* is the work of Matt Spokes that seeks to investigate the odd feelings of a season in transition, in this case Winter to Spring. The resulting work is an enlivened textural environment that filters through the stereo field. Heroines of the U.S.S.R constructed *Spring Snow* with manipulated field recordings layered upon various instruments, including the glockenspiel, guitar, trumpet, and other homemade instruments. The sound of which is then deconstructed into an aged and grainy...
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Topics: lonely, gloomy, drone, solemn, cold, textured, thick
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"Gathering the Rise" is a brief compilation mixed by Grim on Mbient. It features a sampling of nearly all artists who have released on Archaic Horizon, composed of 29 songs seamlessly mixed. "Gathering the Rise" is a brief compilation mixed by Grim on Mbient. It features a sampling of nearly all the artists who have been featured on Archaic Horizon. This mix is a great introduction for new listeners to discover some of our past releases, and a great reminder to our older...
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by Opake
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To keep this site going strong we're encouraging people to donate by offering Opake's beautiful, atmospheric "Frescoed Clouds" exclusively to donors. You can purchase this release, or hear previews of each track beforehand, at http://opake.bandcamp.com/. So help us out and donate whatever we're worth to you.
Topics: sorrowful, touching, melodic, atmospheric, hopeful, sepia, nostalgic, thematic
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by Ophibre
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Ophibre's "REFERENCE" speaks poetically through manipulated and continually mutating sonic metaphors. In two movements, we shift from an atonal yet interactive environmental impression to a floating melodic drift accompanied by layered field recordings. Set to stand alone with a strong physical presence is Ophibre's "REFERENCE". This sonic sculpture communicates through complex interconnected paths that breathe as natural forces allow them to adapt. The track begins with a...
Topics: noise, field-recordings, thick